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Had this study been conducted 1000 years ago

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Submitted by AJ (United Arab Emirates), Aug 4, 2014 at 07:03

If this study were conducted about 1000 years ago, would they arrive at the same conclusions? Muslim majority countries then were Abbasid Iraq, Spain, Fatimid Egypt, and Moghul India.

I would expect these countries would have come on top, while the non-Muslim majority countries in Europe, America and even New Zealand would have most likely come at the bottom.

So it is very simplistic to see this and Judge Muslims/Islam in this narrow time window.

What would be the results say 50, 100 or even 1000 years from now.

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Daniel Pipes replies:

Let's leave New Zealand out of comparisons a millennium ago and focus on Europe. That's an interesting question and I suspect you are right.

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